Tuesday, June 14, 2011

US Open Golf 2011 Live Stream, Congressional Country Club Bethesda

The 2011 United States Open Championship, the 111th U.S. Open, will begin on June 16 and end on June 19. 2011 will be the third time the U.S. Open will have been played at Congressional Country Club.

This live feed is at the Congressional Country Club for the US Open:

US Open Golf Live

Event Information:

About half the field each year consisted of players who are fully exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open. Two tweaks were made to the qualification categories for 2011. The number of players automatically exempted from the previous U.S. Open was reduced from the top 15 scorers plus ties to the top 10 plus ties. A new category was added, exempting the top 50 players on the Official World Golf Rankings list as of June 13, the last ranking issued before play starts (this is in addition to the top 50 on the same list as of May 22). 2011 will be the final year that the money lists on the various tours will be used for exemption categories, as well as the multiple PGA Tour winner category (categories 9 and 11 to 16). In the future, the top 60 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, as of both three weeks prior to the tournament and immediately before play starts, will receive invitations.

The Congressional Country Club is a prestigious country club and golf course located in Bethesda, Maryland. Congressional opened in 1924 and has hosted two U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship, and is an annual stop on the PGA Tour, with the AT&T National, hosted by Tiger Woods. The tournament was first played in 2007, and is held in early July. Congressional hosted the Kemper Open from 1980-86, until its move to nearby TPC at Avenel in 1987. While Avenel was under renovation in 2005, Congressional hosted the tournament, then known as the Booz Allen Classic. Congressional will host its third U.S. Open in June 2011. Congressional has two 18-hole golf courses: the flagship Blue Course and the Gold Course. The Blue Course was designed by Devereux Emmet and has been renovated over the years by numerous architects, most recently by Rees Jones. The course was included in the Links series, and in 2011 is to be available for the Virtual Championship at World Golf Tour. Both courses are known for their rolling terrain, tree-lined fairways, and wide challenging greens. Water hazards also come into play on both courses.